Policies & Information
Please peruse our potpourri of persnickety policies & particulars:
If the legalese makes your eyeballs glaze over, repeatedly click the back arrow in a blind panic
while muttering "there's no place like the home page" to return from whence you came!
© 2017 Mark Hickenbottom
our cookie banner,
brief list of our policies
describes our cookie, advertising cookies, ways to control cookies, opting out of ads
information we collect, links to advertisers
intellectual property, possibility of errors, warranty disclaimer, governing law, etc
props to others
please email us at
if you have questions
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Overview of Our Policies
In the past decade, the European Union has passed laws requiring websites to display information about cookie usage and consent for visitors from the EU. This is commonly done with a third-party cookie banner. The banner that we use is the free Cookie Consent cookie banner by Insites (a division of Silktide).
Usually the banner is only displayed to EU visitors, but this page displays the banner for all visitors. The banner displays our cookie notice, a "Learn more" link to this Overview page, and a green "Got it!" button. Clicking on the button not only dismisses the banner for a year, but will help reduce server loads on the free servers that operate the cookie banner.